Letters, Feb. 27, 1995

Seeds of Doubt

The O.J. Simpson affair shows what can happen when our legal system allows justice to be blindfolded, gagged and bound by the strongest player in contemporary American jurisprudence: money [Cover Stories, Feb. 6]. And what are high-priced, celebrity defense attorneys paid to do? Establish that the charges against their clients are false? No. They are paid to lead juries to molehills of doubt and technicality and absurd objection, and to make them into mountains. ``Beyond a reasonable doubt'' becomes ``beyond a shadow of a doubt.''

John Sloan Grand Rapids, Minnesota

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